India India notifies to WTO draft on quality control order for refrigerating appliances

On November 4, 2020, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry notified the draft of Refrigerating Appliances (Quality Control) Order, 2020 to WTO-TBT and 30 days-comment has been conducted. The provisions of this proposal are as follows.

  • This order will come into force with effect from January 1, 2022.
  • Goods or articles specified in the table shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard as specified in the said table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per the Scheme I of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”
Goods or articles Indian Standard Tile of Indian Standard
Household refrigerating appliance – Refrigerators with or without low temperature IS 1476 (Part1):

2000

Performance of household refrigerating appliance – Refrigerators with or without low temperature compartment: Part 1 energy consumption and performance
Freezers IS 7872: 2018 Freezers- Specification
Household frost – Free

Refrigerating appliances – Refrigerators cooled by internal forced air circulation

IS 15750:2006 Household frost – Free refrigerating appliances –

Refrigerators cooled by internal forced

air circulation – Characteristics and test methods –

Specification

The Indian Standards that must be complied with shall be the latest version in force at all times.

 

This draft can be downloaded from the following URL.
https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2020/TBT/IND/20_6746_00_e.pdf